Vinod Verma arrested for extortion: CBI probe will reveal all facts, says Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh

Raipur: Accusing the Congress of playing "cheap politics" for power, Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh on Sunday said the CBI inquiry recommended by his government into the "sex CD" row allegedly involving a state minister will bring out all facts.

"We could not even imagine that the Congress will play such cheap politics for power. We are also in politics and consider this a medium to serve the people. Our party can never think of committing immoral acts for political gains," Singh said told reporters at his official residence.

File image of Chhattisgarh chief minister. PTI

File image of Chhattisgarh chief minister. PTI

The state government had on Saturday recommended a CBI probe into the "sex CD" row allegedly involving state PWD minister Rajesh Munat.

"The CBI inquiry has been recommended to reveal all the facts," the chief minister said.

State revenue minister Prem Prakash Pandey had on Saturday said the CD was fake and even a local TV channel had in its report mentioned that it had been tampered with.

The alleged sex video sparked a political row in the state with the Congress and the BJP trading charges over the issue.

The matter had come to light when senior journalist Vinod Verma was arrested by the Chhattisgarh Police on Friday morning from his Ghaziabad residence on charges of blackmailing and extortion related to the "sex CD".

Verma had claimed that the Chhattisgarh government suspected he had a "sex CD of Chhattisgarh PWD minister Rajesh Munat" and that he was being framed.

Munat called it "fake" and an attempt at character assassination.

He had on Saturday filed a complaint against state Congress chief Bhupesh Baghel and Verma for allegedly tarnishing his image through the "fake" sex CD.

Updated Date: Oct 30, 2017 08:59 AM

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